I earlier blogged about Oburu Odinga being confirmed as ODM candidate for governor, based on information received from a reliable source. In that blog I stated the source told me he/sh is confident there was no rigging in the nomination process and that Bett postponing formal confirmation of who won is in tandem with ODM procedures that should not be interpreted to mean there was any irregularity in the voting.
A different and more reliable source (yes, even in reliable sources there are different layers of reliability from impeccable to less reliable, the latter being those you always have to watch for being spinned or used for their own individual needs:-)–anyway, the more reliable source tells me there is reason to believe the Siaya poll was not a text book exercise and the big wigs of the Cord coalition are even as I pen this blog discussing the Siaya poll and will decide the best way forward.
I mentioned to my friend and source for this update I’ll later on this evening attend an Obama pre-inauguration event what should I tell some of my friends I am to meet there if they ask me what’s going on with Siaya, he/she with an assuring tone told me to tell them “not to worry; everything is going to be fine.”
This source is as reliable as any can be short of hearing from the horse’s mouth so I must say that’s the case.
My take on this: ODM victory is at hand please let no one among you mess it up; much as there is no one single person is more important than country, no one single person is more important than the coalition, including the flag-bearer who has simply been given the nod to lead the coalition of the willing much as he will be given the nod to lead the country of both the willing and unwilling.
The unwilling in the country have no choice once Raila is sworn as our duly elected president but we can’t afford to have the unwilling or disgruntled in Cord neither is it wise to create conditions under which they sprout.
The latter can easily be avoided altogether by doing the right thing.
It’s that simple.